Identities in diaspora: social, national and political identities of the Irish and Northern Irish in England.

Binks, Eve and Ferguson, Neil (2014) Identities in diaspora: social, national and political identities of the Irish and Northern Irish in England. Contemporary Social Science, 9. pp. 298-310. ISSN 2158-2041

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Abstract

The current research aimed to assess the social, national and political identities of members of the Irish and Northern Irish diaspora in England. Drawing upon research on social identity theory (SIT), it was hypothesised that there would be significant differences between the social, national and political identities of members of the Irish and Northern Irish diaspora and also that there would be significant differences between the social, national and political identities of members of the Catholic and Protestant Northern Irish diaspora. Two hundred and fifty-one members of the Irish and Northern Irish diaspora in England rated themselves on a number of ethnic identity items. It was determined that there are significant differences between the social, national and political identities of the Irish and Northern Irish diasporic groups and that there are significant differences between the social, national and political identities of the Northern Irish Catholic and Protestant diasporic groups. Results are discussed with reference to SIT, the development and maintenance of diasporic identities and the conflict in Northern Ireland.

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Additional Information and Comments: "This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in the Contemporary Social Science, 3 October 2014, copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: http://www.tandfonline.com/10.1080/21582041.2012.709636?journalCode=rsoc21"
Faculty / Department: Faculty of Science > Psychology
Depositing User: Philippe Chassy
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2015 14:10
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2016 16:15
URI: http://hira.hope.ac.uk/id/eprint/441

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